The search for a 10-year old boy missing in the Cascade wilderness of Washington state for over a week has been suspended, Skagit County Sheriff’s Office sadly announced on Tuesday.
“It wasn’t an easy decision for us to make as closure for the family and all that searched is also very important. Please keep Sage’s family in your thoughts.”
– Sheriff’s Officials
Sage Adams and his father were camping in the North Cascades National Park last week. While kayaking in the Skagit River last Tuesday, his father fell out of his kayak in the rapids. The boy continued down the river.
His father swam to shore and began the search for his son. Unsuccessful, he then hiked through the night to find help Wednesday morning.
A number of search and rescue agencies have spent a combined 2,000 hours over several days searching the area by hovercraft, raft, and boats looking for Sage. The Sheriff’s Office has committed to keeping boats in the upper portions of the river throughout summer in the hope of any sightings or follow up information.